Washington Congresswoman on shutdown: ‘It is very easy for me to diagnose a tantrum’
Newly-elected U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier of Washington weighed in Thursday on the partial government shutdown that has left D.C. and the country in gridlock. Just days into her term in Congress, Rep. Schrier (D-8th) has gotten a crash-course on life in politics during divided government. “People in my district are hurting, people all over this country are hurting, and it is the wrong way to negotiate. It is just unfair to the American public and people in the 8th Congressional District to hold them hostage and hold back their salaries as part of negotiations. That’s not usual order.”